Creeping weight issues...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ok, so driving 5200 miles and going to say goodbye to my ex that is dying, and being in limbo for 2 months added up to a few pounds. Sigh. That's life.
My BFF bought a house, and I am her 'work it up to an absolute jewel of a house' tenant. The papers were signed last Thursday, and I've spent every day scrubbing, patching, and getting ready to move in, like getting appliances and getting them in an installed. We got the keys this Tuesday... oops, we were breaking in to do the prep, but I'm glad we did! Started painting yesterday, painted all day today. This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with a HUGE living room. 2 of my current roomies are moving in with me. We have a creek in the back yard, and a big area for a garden. No one has lived in this house for 5 years, and it needs TLC.
I'm a tad stressed- HA! Very stressed. About getting it all painted, getting moved. I now have all the walls prepped, and have almost all the ceilings painted. I want to get the walls done in the living room, but have given up on getting it ALL painted before we move in. The 'getting appliances' meant from Craigslist, and hella cheap. OOOOOOOHHHH- we got a FREE Wedgewood stove- I think it's about a 1935 model. 4 gas burners, and a GRIDDLE in the MIDDLE. Woot, woot! It just took moving that 400 pound monster. Ack.
Everything hurts. Every part of my body hurts.... but just in that exhausted, wowa, I'm so sore I need to sleep forever modality. I am just promising myself that I will be gentle when it comes to moving the boxes and furniture. Heck, I was part of the possee that moved the fridge, the stove, the dryer, the washer, and 5 gallon paint buckets... I AM doing this.
Sigh. Fear of injury is a strange thing for me. I am learning to be careful, and am determined to continue to be so.
I am also chanting the 'don't let perfection get in the way of what's possible' mantra of the harried. Scrape or sand? Whatever. Details can be done later.
It's all a catch and release life.... we don't take any of it with us.
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    I'm so proud of you being careful and taking care of yourself! And moving is such good workout, I almost envy you. Sounds like you're really owning your life and your choices right now, and a few pounds under stress isn't anything to let guilt you into more, it's one of those fluctuations of learning how to get through the parts of life where we can't focus all our attention on weight-- and living. Sounds like you're doing that pretty darn successfully, so good for you! And I"m sooo jealous of that stove! :)
    3384 days ago
    I am also thrilled to hear of you and your adventures with the house. The "goodbye to the ex" had to be tough, and I'm glad that you have plenty to keep you busy and your mind off sadness. If anyone can turn that house into an absolute jewel, you can!

    3385 days ago
    All part of creating an environment in which to continue to grow and learn and be...saying goodbye to life in one place...embracing and deepening it in another...scraping through layers and more layers...

    Hey, the wedgewood stove is cool!

    Take care with your self!
    3385 days ago
    So WONDERFUL to hear from you again! Especially during the holiday season!

    I hear you and two HUGE thumbs up on being careful! We've fought hard to liberate our bodies...need to take care to avoid those injuries!

    Sounds like you are throwing EVERYTHING into your new home...major efforts, but for MAXIMUM rewards too...!

    3385 days ago
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